Cultural Rooms enrich the 2016 Shoreline Arts Festival

Monday, June 13, 2016

Activities in Korea Room
Photo courtesy Arts Council

The ever popular Shoreline Arts Festival Cultural Rooms return this year to provide fun and enriching explorations into the cultures of China, Korea, and the Philippines. Festival-goers of all ages will enjoy activities, exhibits, and treats that reflect the cultural history, traditions, and contemporary lives of the participating community groups.

China will be represented throughout two cultural rooms, organized by several community groups and the Evergreen Chinese School. Stop by to get a glimpse of the fascinating 4,000+ year history of Chinese civilization through artistic depictions in various mediums from past to present, as well as interactive demonstrations, like live calligraphy. Then, try your hand at traditional Chinese arts and crafts, including lantern making, paper folding, macrame, and more.

The game of Go
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The Korean American Historical Society’s “Experience Korea!” invites the whole family to experience Korea through sights, sounds, tastes, and touch. Children can create guardian spirit poles (JangSeung), write their names in Korean (HanGul), dress up in traditional Korean clothing (HanBok), play traditional musical instruments (AkGi), and learn to play the game of Go (BaDuk), among other activities. While the kids are engaged, parents can relax, read about Korean history and culture, partake in tasty treats and drinks which are served on traditional holidays, or participate in the hands-on activities as well.

The Philippine Cultural Room, hosted by Filipiniana Arts and Culture, will feature arts and craft activities, as well as workshops on Fan Decor and Philippine Folk dance, like the world famous Tinikling or Bamboo Dance. This cultural room will also include exhibits of modern art, ethnic musical instruments, like the Igorot and Muslim gongs and Drums, and a costume display showcasing indigenous dress through the ages.

Shuttle map
Avoid the stress of parking by taking the Free Arts Festival Shuttle. The shuttle will run in a loop stopping at Meridian Park Elementary, Cromwell Park, and the Shoreline Center every 15 minutes during festival hours (Saturday, June 25 10am-6pm and Sunday, June 26 10am-5pm). Thank you to Shoreline Community College for providing this service.

The Shoreline Arts Festival is a free, two-day event organized by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council. The Arts Council would like to thank the City of Shoreline, City of Lake Forest Park, 4Culture, Arts WA and all of their sponsors, donors, and members for making this event possible year after year.

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts.


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